Just a quick update because it's kind of an important one: I finished the book! I know, it's just a first draft, but it still feels great to have a complete story. I'm going to spend the rest of the month (all five days) doing some editing. I want to see just how complete a product I can produce in one month. Then I'll take a break from it to get some perspective.
If you're interested in checking out the book, I have the finished draft up at Smashwords. At the end of the week I'll upload the edited version. I'll probably take it down in a little since my plan right now is to send it out for professional editing, get some cover work done, and self-publish it as a real book. So if you want to read it before it comes out (and for free) you should get on that soon.